Michael Schaus

Here are some other highlights and headlines that I noticed over at Ransom Notes Radio:

Israel invades Gaza, Russian separatists blast a commercial airliner out of the sky, and the Middle East continues to devolve into a wasteland of executions and torture… And our intellectually adolescent State Department spokeswoman decides to tweet about “fashionable” women instead of international security. "Hope and change," baby!

(WeaselZippers)

Detroit has seen an astounding drop in criminal activity. The current Police Chief credits much of this decrease in violence to law-abiding citizens who carry firearms. As it turns out, responsible gun ownership is a serious job hazard for would-be criminals.

(Detroit News)

So what do you do if you’re the President, when a commercial airliner gets shot down without warning or provocation? Well, if your name is Ronald Reagan, you give a heartfelt and determined explanation of events. If your name is Barry Obama, you apparently make fun of Republicans and continue with your stump speech and photo-op. (At least the news didn’t interfere with a golf game or multi-million dollar vacation.)

(WeaselZippers)

Schools have been considering the possibility of employing retired police officers to protect students… Unions are objecting because such employees (or volunteers) would not be forced to pay union dues. Oh, and it’s "for the children”.

(Watchdog)

Gasp! Eric Holder’s Department of Justice might have targeted certain industries and political groups in a manner very similar to the IRS scandal. I bet I know which government agency is about to misplace a bunch of emails…

(Daily Caller)


Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus is the Associate Editor for Townhall Finance, and the Executive Producer for Ransom Notes Radio. He is a former talk show host and political activist. Having worked in fields ranging from construction to financial investment, his perspectives and world views are forged with a deep understanding of what it means to be an American.